1995 Ford Escort Cosworth RS
1995 Ford Escort Cosworth RS
USA Titled and Registered, LHD
Rare “Petrol Blue” Color
One Owner Car With 19K Miles
Largely Original Example
VIN - WF0BXXGKABSJ91548
Engine – 2.0L, 4 cylinder, turbo
Gearbox – 5 speed manual
Drivetrain - Front engine, AWD
Price - SOLD
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was Ford of Europe’s answer to creating a competitive Grp A rally contender. Based on a shortened AWD Ford Sierra floorpan, they mated it to the “new” Escort bodyshell. However, no panels are really interchangeable with the standard Escort. Flared fender, large wings, scoops, and vents all designed with the goal of homologation for Grp A helped distinguish the car’s silhouette.
For that homologation to be awarded FIA regulations required 5,000 examples to be built. The Escort Cosworth was a successful road car, and Ford ended up producing over 7,000 before the end of production in 1996.
This specific car is a one-owner example showing just 19K miles that we acquired from the original owner in mid-2018. Since our acquisition of the car, it has had a major service consisting of timing belt, water pump, and a full fluid flush and exchange (engine oil, brake fluid, transmission, three diffs, and coolant). Original factory wheels have been refinished and wrapped with new Bridgestone tires. Extensive cosmetic detailing and a new battery round out the recent work.
The later production cars (such as this one here) are generally known as the "small turbo" cars, as they used a Garrett T25 turbo instead of the larger T35 of the "big turbo" early cars. Make no mistake, this car is still very fast despite the label! We are beginning to make the argument here at our showroom that the names “big turbo” and “small turbo” should be replaced with “homologation turbo” and “standard turbo” – as too many people are missing out on these later ST cars that are truly fast, despite the moniker.
The turbo spools immediately and thus presents a car that is easier to drive around town without the turbo lag of the earlier cars. This is the one to drive daily if you choose. Also of note, is that this car has been upgraded to the 280hp chip, and feels strong under boost. Having had several of these Escort Cosworth RS cars here at Northwest European, we can tell you this car is quite fast.
Offered with original owner's manuals and folder, three factory keys, original tool kit and spare, and three great publications, including Graham Robson's delightful book from the Rally Giants series, and the new book by Dan WIlliamson that goes over factory originality and details.
The opportunity to own a Ford Escort Cosworth RS is already rare, with ~7000 in total worldwide production. Even rarer is to own one in the USA, with less than 25 known to be stateside.
Please contact Jason at 206-355-7727 for more information on this Ford Escort Cosworth RS for sale in the USA.